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Criteria 3

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Knowledge of Environmental Education Resources and Facilities

Total of 30 hours with a minimum of one hour and a maximum of 10 hours per experience. (At least 10 hours must be site visits to Environmental Education Centers)

The intent of Criteria III is to increase knowledge of EE resources and facilities and to encourage networking opportunities. These hours can include EE-related workshops, seminars, conferences, lectures, programs, etc. that are held indoors, outdoors or as webinars if they relate directly to EE.

At least 10 hours must be visits to Environmental Education Centers. A site visit consists of a visit to a recognized N.C. Environmental Education Center and should involve activities such as viewing educational exhibits, exploring interpretive trails or gardens and speaking with educational staff. Site visits are not part of workshops but are typically done on your own with the purpose of familarizing yourself with the facility. For example, you may stay after a workshop held at an Environmental Education Center to tour the center on your own time or you may explore a center with your family on a weekend trip.

You must have a total of 10 site visit hours in Criteria III. Five of those hours must be outside of your home region and the remaining five can be in your home region. You can use the online map to help you plan your visits. You may visit areas outside of N.C., but these cannot count towards the “other regions” requirement. If you live outside of N.C., you may choose any region.

To submit documentation, please complete one EE Form per experience.